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The use of absorbable monofilament polydioxanone suture in pediatric cardiovascular operations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3093778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Growth of suture lines and anastomoses is required for long-term success after the repair of congenital cardiovascular anomalies. Polydioxanone, an absorbable monofilament suture material, has been used in a variety of operations since April, 1983. Twenty-two of the 46 procedures were coarctation repairs. Complete repairs for anomalous pulmonary veins and transposition of the great arteries, as well as Fontan procedures and systemic-pulmonary shunts, have been performed. Angiographic, gross, and microscopic examination showed good healing. There was no anastomotic disruption or aneurysm formation. The results with this absorbable vascular suture have been uniformly encouraging in a follow-up of up to 30 months.
J L Myers; D B Campbell; J A Waldhausen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-07     Completed Date:  1986-11-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / surgery
Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Catheterization
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
Pulmonary Veins / surgery
Suture Techniques
Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyesters; 31621-87-1/Polydioxanone

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